Long-Term Care Challenges The spread of infections in long-term care facilities
is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry.
These concerns have led to calls for the development of long-term care facilities
and retirement communities specifically designed and marketed for gay and lesbian residents.
PathLinks is Achieve's patient-centered, process-oriented software system that helps long-term care facilities
manage clinical and financial business operations.
Long-term care facilities
are concerned with their residents' psychological well-being in addition to their physical needs.
com), a leading provider of technology solutions to the long-term care industry, today announced the results of a study suggesting Achieve Matrix(R) assists long-term care facilities
in decreasing nurse turn-over rates, prevalence of falls, hospitalization rates and the number of steps required to complete daily work processes.
Deborah Cloud, vice-president of communications for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), acknowledges that adequate staffing of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
has become "a concern of crisis proportion for our members.
Pressure ulcers are a common problem for people living in long-term care facilities
with approximately 10% of patients affected this condition.
One important reason relates to caregiving: Because residents are often older, frailer and more cognitively impaired than those living outside long-term care facilities
, they might `give way' suddenly, without warning, when being transferred or ambulated.
HRHS has a relatively broad set of businesses that help spread risk, including its hospital, two large long-term care facilities
, visiting nurse agencies in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and various smaller non-obligated group entities.
If passed, long-term care facilities
will have to closely watch what happens in the state legislatures because of the aforementioned need for state regulation.
With recent fires in Connecticut and Tennessee nursing homes resulting in a number of deaths--and more Americans entering long-term care facilities
than ever before--fire safety, prevention and evacuation have become critical issues in the long-term care industry.
In recent years we have seen that the most popular buses for long-term care facilities
are the 14-passenger models (capable of handling 12 ambulatory passengers and two wheelchairs, with two flip-down seats when wheelchairs aren't used).